Over the weekend of October 5-7, 2012, eight western Kentucky counties will team up to present the seventh annual Highway 60 Yard Sale. The sale will stretch for 200 miles along U.S. Highway 60 through Livingston, Crittenden, Union, Henderson, Daviess, Hancock, Breckinridge, and Meade counties. Cities along the route include Smithland, Salem, Marion, Sturgis, Morganfield, Waverly, Corydon, Henderson, Owensboro, Lewisport, Hawesville, Cloverport, Hardinsburg, Irvington, and Muldraugh, as well as dozens of quaint communities in between.
Hundreds of local individuals, businesses, and groups are expected to participate this year, setting up yard sales and craft booths on their properties along the highway. This unique event allows visitors from Kentucky and surrounding states to enjoy an exciting shopping experience, while taking in the distinctive flavor of the Ohio Valley’s unique restaurants, shops, and southern hospitality. The sale will also provide an excellent opportunity for local organizations and clubs to hold fund-raising events.
Also, this year’s Green River Area Development District (GRADD) Arts & Crafts Festival will be held concurrently at John James Audubon State Park in Henderson, along the central portion of the route, on Saturday and Sunday, October 6 and 7. For the past 40 years, this annual event has been delighting visitors with artisan and craftsman booths, artist demonstrations, delicious food, and live music, set against a scenic natural backdrop.
Several Henderson participants and local organizations will be offering the use of their space for booth rental for non-Highway 60 property owners who wish to participate. For a list of available spaces call the Henderson County Tourist Commission at (270) 826-3128.
Participating in the 2012 Highway 60 Yard Sale is easy. To learn how you can be a part of this growing tradition, visit www.Highway60YardSale.com, call 1-800-648-3128, or follow us on Facebook.